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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Manuel Antonio reviews

  • Jungle Paradise

    "My wife and I stayed in Manuel Antonio for 3 days a few years back and we loved the area so much that we decided to bring a group of friends back in 2017 to share in the experience. Our group of 11 people stayed at the Rising Sun Villa for 11 nights and it could not have been more perfect. The house and grounds are beautiful, spacious, and very well-tended. With 11 people there was still more than enough room to have some privacy and enjoy the surroundings. Sari was very helpful and available to us in our initial planning. This was the first time we’d travelled in such a large group and we spent a good deal of time trying to organize everything. Sari set us up with Oliver at the Hotel Byblos to make sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay. Jeanette and Winston were wonderful and kept the house and grounds immaculate. We needed to have laundry done a few times due to the length of our stay and Jeanette took care of us; handling a few delicate items, we mistakenly left in the laundry, perfectly. Every day was an amazing adventure. It was really like living in a jungle theme park. We would wake up nearly every morning at sunrise for bird watching, and the array of wildlife was spectacular. We would see Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, Blue Mot Mots, and the local Kiskadees along with many birds we could not easily identify. Each day would bring a new troop of monkeys to the house including Capuchins, Ti Tis, and Howlers. The Capuchins especially were very mischievous but always entertaining. We were also visited by a three toed sloth who took up residence in the bamboo forest off the terrace for a day. We enjoyed trips to the local beaches, hiking through the national park, shopping and eating in the local center, as well as just relaxing at the house and in the pool. Our group also went zip lining in Jaco and deep sea fishing where we caught 4 Sailfish and a large Mahi Mahi. The Mahi provided us with dinner for 2 nights using the outside grill on the terrace. The Hotel Byblos restaurant and bar, as well as the other local restaurants, were all very good and provided us with more than enough variety. I also have to mention the local Café Milagro and their freshly roasted coffee. It is not an exaggeration to say that this was the trip of a lifetime for everyone in our group. The Rising Sun Villa is a magical place in the heart of a very active tropical paradise."
    Guest: Lisa O. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 2, 2017
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  • Amazing stay in the middle of a tropical jungle

    "We had a wonderful time at the villa, enjoyed its open concept with all the animal sounds at night, and seeing monkeys and sloths during the day. It is amazingly well equipped, beautifully and comfortably furnished, and really a home away from home (only much better!). While there, I read one of the mysteries written by the original owner, William Deverell and found it very interesting (many of his books and many other books are on a shelf inside the TV cabinet with more in the downstairs bedroom). There were 7 of us staying there, with enough space and privacy for all of us, and even a crib and a high chair for our 15-month-old granddaughter. The pool was refreshing and long enough for swimming short laps. We spent many pleasant hours watching the jungle and the wildlife from its deck. Rebecca and Jacob, the property managers, were extremely kind, helpful, and always available at a few minutes' notice. There is a small store a few steps away, and many good restaurants within walking distance. We especially enjoyed Burritos just around the corner. The beach is a short drive away down the hill. The main part does get a bit crowded and parking is a bit of an issue . Some guys try to stop you driving down trying to make you park much earlier than at the end of the road and charge $5 to guard your vehicle. If you go to Manuel Antonio Park around 8 AM, there is plenty of parking space in the large parking lot at the very end of the road and it costs $4 for the day. A better option is taking the local bus. We visited Manuel Antonio Park ($16) - beautiful beaches, lots of monkeys, sloths, raccoons, koati, and deer- and the Rainmaker Conservation Project ($20) about 30 min north of Manuel Antonio, which was absolutely amazing - hanging bridges, waterfalls - we swam in one- and a nice lunch for an extra $5. We also drove to Dominical and took the road inland up to a point with a beautiful view and a good soda where we had lunch. All in all, it was an amazing experience that we will remember forever."
    Guest: Andrea Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: December 22, 2016
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  • It had everything we needed

    "Nice lower story apartment with washer, dryer, TV, and WiFi!"
    Guest: Ben W. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 2, 2016
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  • This is the one

    "Our family just returned home from a wonderful week long stay at the Bali House. The house is larger and more beautiful in person than the photos convey. All 5 of the suites are complete masters with their own decks and ample space. Fernando and the staff clearly love the house and grounds and they took excellent care of us. Tito Borge catering prepared 8 meals for us, and Alejandro and Tito are both excellent chefs. Being able to just relax and stay in our swimming suits for a meal removed all of the stress of meal preparation and cleanup or even going out. When we did go out for a few meals though, it was a great experience. Many excellent restaurants are within walking distance - though after trekking up the steep and slippery street, we realized that its worth a few dollars for cabs in spite of the short distance. The beach is beautiful and is just a short walk on a private sidewalk through the beautiful jungle gardens. We spent most mornings in the ocean and most afternoons in the pool. It rained for a short period every day, but the rain was always pleasant when it arrived, and the house is perfectly suited to enjoy even the occasional heavy thunderstorm. A troop of monkeys arrived like clockwork each morning and again in the evening, and the kids had named each of them by the end of the trip. Truly a 5 star experience. Thanks to Peter and Fernando, and all who made it so great!"
    Guest: Jason E. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 1, 2016
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